President Donald Trump will hold 14 rallies in the three days before the 2020 election in a final push for votes in crucial swing states.
On Saturday, Trump will have four rallies in Pennsylvania, which may be the most crucial state for him to win on Election Day.
On Sunday, he will make a swing through states he won in 2016 but has trailed in many polls until recently: Michigan, Iowa, North Carolina, Georgia and Florida.
Monday, Trump will have events in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, along with two events in Michigan.
Trump rising in polls
His last rally will be in Grand Rapids, where his final rally of the 2016 campaign was held. Trump won Michigan in 2016 after Hillary Clinton failed to campaign there at all in the lead up to the election.
While many polls over the last few months have shown Trump trailing Biden, sometimes by wide margins, recent polls have shown a much more neck-in-neck race, both in swing states and nationally.
The trend is similar to 2016, when almost no pollsters thought Trump would win even on the day of the election.
Only the Trafalgar Group and Rassmussen are showing Trump leading in swing states like Pennsylvania, Florida and Arizona, but Biden’s campaign schedule in the last days of the race shows that his campaign isn’t sure a large polling lead will prove to be accurate.
Biden has his doubts about winning
For instance, Biden has appeared in Pennslvania numerous times over the last two weeks even though most polls show him five to seven points ahead of Trump there. The current RCP average in PA is less than three points, however, which puts the race within the margin of error of most polls.
Despite appearing confident, Biden and his campaign are showing doubts that they can win this race. Not only has all of the economic news in the leadup to the election been better than expected even without another coronavirus stimulus, but Biden may have been tainted by allegations he lied about not having involvement in son Hunter’s foreign business dealings and may even have gotten payoffs from foreign oligarchs.
As is typical, it seems that pollsters have been biased toward the result they wanted over the last several months, but now that the election is finally about to happen, they need to be honest so they don’t look too inaccurate.
As many Republicans knew all along, Trump is a strong candidate with a lot of support from his base, and he has every chance of winning the election in a few days.